The Promise provides a step-by-step plan of preparation for college. Beginning in ninth grade, San Marcos Unified students must work to fulfill program expectations. Meeting these requirements also prepares students for admission to most California public and private universities and colleges. Students who meet all academic benchmarks receive a $1,000 scholarship for up to four years. A total scholarship benefit of $4,000 per student. To maintain PACE eligibility, students are required to maintain concurrent full-time enrollment at CSUSM (12 unit minimum), a 2.0 GPA, and complete 20 hours of community service per reporting guidelines to The San Marcos Promise.
PACE PROMISE REQUIREMENTS
$1,000 scholarship for up to four years to attend California State University, San Marcos
*PACE Promise Scholarship will end with the class of 2019 (students who qualify will receive the funding for their 4 years at CSUSM as long as they meet the continuing requirements while in college).
**PACE Promise will still offer guaranteed admission to students (class of 2019 and beyond) as long as requirements are met.